Student Voice

At Kettering Buccleuch Academy we are proud of the student voice. It enables our students to be heard and have their opinions and thoughts viewed. The fulcrum for the student voice is the student school council which consists of members from each year group whom are the ambassadors for that year and students can pass on their ideas directly to them.

Students whom wish to share their voice can also do so via the dedicated e-mail address –

Throughout the academic year students are provided with a range of surveys to get their student voice heard and this can lead to changes within the academy. An example of this is the purchase of re-cycling bins for the academy to reduce our carbon footprint.


We are honoured and delighted that for the past 2 years we have been named student voice secondary school of the year.

This is a fantastic achievement of which we are rightly proud of.

This was a tough national competition. There were three fantastic judges, James Cathcart from Young Voices Heard, Nic Ponsford from the Global Equality Collective and Annie Waddington from UK Parliament.

Please find below comments about your nomination from the judges:

  • This nomination was packed with examples of regular opportunities for students to have a say and be heard, with evidence of change brought about by student-led campaigns which were subsequently adopted, notably "Bin the Banter", "No Cars on Site" and "Park and Stride". There is a strong culture of nurturing student voice and influence for the benefit of all. Well done.

  • WOW! This is brilliant - love the use of the school website and how students' drive the curriculum. Well done!

  • Very thorough entry!  The student council is obviously taken very seriously and the school has set up infrastructure to support this.

  • Student leaders are encouraged to build beneficial relationships beyond the school.

  • I LOVE the student initiated 'Bin the Banter' campaign - it should go national!

  • Lots of examples of student led projects with supporting evidence about how successful and impactful they are.

If you have any questions regarding the student voice at KBA please contact Mr Jared Thres –

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